Welcome Provisions are provided at most of our villas but should not be relied upon to provide food for a complete meal. They may also vary according to the chosen property due to the availability of produce but typically include a small supply of biscuits, fruit juice, water, coffee, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil and vinegar. The following should also be available on arrival, although guests may need to supplement them during the holiday: washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, bin bags and toilet paper.
Many villas are in very secluded locations and whilst guests arriving during the day will be able to shop en route, for those arriving after the shops have closed, we consider a Food Hamper essential.
A Food Hamper can be provided at most of our villas in rural Italy. Food Hampers differ from the Welcome Provisions as they generally provide for two continental breakfasts and two light meals for the entire party. The Food Hamper is available on request and the cost is payable locally. As well as more of the contents of the starter Welcome Provisions (above), they typically include: bread, butter, cheese, milk, yoghurts, jam, eggs, salad items, cereals, soft drinks, wine and beer. The cost of the Food Hamper is paid for locally to the maid/house manager/local representative. The cost varies depending on party size and items: typically a hamper for 12 could cost €250 or more, or a hamper for 2 could come to €80/90. There is also an extra service charge of €25 to €35 to cover the maid/manager's shopping time, travel time and personal car mileage. Itemised receipts will be provided where possible.